I've been toiling with the idea of using existing equipment snd adding vst's to my performance setup. I have a MOTU 5in/5out interface I Have never used. A M_Audio Oxygen 49 keyboard, and assorted laptops I'm no longer using. I also have a PSR 740 I'm not using in any way. Picked up copy of VIP 32 bit and 64 bit to run everything. Using PSR3000 s main accompaniment keyboard. And this brings yp many many questions.
#1 Should I use the 740 (61 note manual) for main MIDI controller or the Audio Oxygen. The 740 would offer the full 61 note manual. The Oxygen offers the 8 sliders one can use like drawbars.
#2. Do I need to use the audio interface or can I hook this up direct?
A lot more questions for the future but that will do me for now.
How did you go with all this, I would like to know an update if you don't mind?
1. From what I can find out the Yamaha PRS models were never really good at being used as midi controllers like the Tyros/ Genos models - the midi was not developed/ installed to run as such in the lower models.
2. An audio interface is usally recommended to connect your device or even a guitar through it, since it is a piece of hardware that expands and improves the sonic capabilities of a computer for any instrument really. But some are better than others.
Like a Behringer UM2 U-Phoria 2×2 Audio Interface are great and cheap to buy but the thrtough put level is lower/ weaker than say a Focusrite Scarlett Solo (Gen 3) 2-in, 2-out USB audio interface. The Focusrite are widely used but the price can be off putting ( well to my pocket anyway).
There are simpler interfaces that you can run directly from a 2 x midi keyboards to.
The M_Audio Oxygen is a great board and by using the above or a DAW on a Laptop/ Mac you can have a very straight forward setup.
So...... how did you go and what did you end up with?